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Postby amirmg » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:18 am

Hi guys
May you tell me the meaning of bellow sentences?

1- He holds the record for traveling to all 192 of the globe's sovereign countries, and to all but six of the non-sovereign or other territories that existed in early 1996.

2- He is now down to just three remote islands to visit.

BR,
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Postby Josef » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:57 pm

1. all but = all except
There were 10 eggs and I ate all but 2 of them.
( I ate 8 eggs.)

2. down to = all that remains
I used to be a millionaire but now I'm down to my last thousand.
(I had $1,000,000. Now I have $1,000.)
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood"
prayer of the Reverend Eli Jenkins in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
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Postby amirmg » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks man. it was completely complete.
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